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Marty Murr
Athletic Director
 In my career, I have coached Football, Basketball, Track, Softball, and Baseball. Football is my favorite sport. This is my second year at San Augustine. I have coached at Alto, Crosby,  Anahuac, and Livingston. I have been an AD/HC at three schools. In all, I have coached for over twenty years. I got into coaching to help young people become productive adults. I wanted to make a difference in their lives like my coaches did for me. I believe the coaching profession is the greatest platform to help young people and those that need second chances. There are lessons learned in athletics that you don't learn anywhere else at school. I believe that a team and a locker room is a place that all are accepted regardless of color, religion, family background, or economic status. I want young people to a part of something bigger than themselves.  In my free time, I like to be outdoors. I fish and hunt. I also like hiking and being around wildlife. My free time is spent with my family.
 
 
 
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Jacqueline Barnes
Head Volleyball & Head Track Coach
I am the Head Volleyball and Head Track Coach. Track is my favorite sport. I coached for two years in Jasper. I coached for three years in Hemphill. Although I had talented and wonderful athletes at both these places, my heart was always at San Augustine. I have now been coaching for three years at San Augustine and I can now truly embrace my love and passion for sports because I'm home and HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. I grew up in an athletic atmosphere. Everyone in my family is very athletic and growing up I didn't see sports as an option but instead a way of life. During my career, I had coaches that really helped me. They taught me things that I would be able to carry on throughout my life. They made an impact on me and I strive to make an impact on those around me. I believe in giving back and paying forward, so I vowed that I will pass along all the knowledge and wisdom I gained to every athlete I came across. Coaching is an action, it teaches determination, dedication, perseverance, and self-motivation. I believe all athletes CAN if THEY WILL. I coach not only because I love sports, I coach because I love to see the athletes succeed. "A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are." Ara Parasheghian. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, workout, and shop online!!!!
 
 
 
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Tory Barnes
Football, Head Basketball, & Head Track Coach
 My favorite sport is basketball. I have coached at San Augustine for 11 years. I was influenced by my own coaches to become one. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, and going to church. 
 
 
 
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Joush Morris
Football, Powerlifting, & Track Coach
Football is my favorite sport. This is my sixth year at San Augustine. I have been coaching for a total of 17 years. I got into coaching because it's a passion, I enjoy seeing our young students succeed. I had some influential coaches in my life and wanted to inspire students as they did for me. During my free time, I like to spend time with my family, play paintball, and enjoy watching sports. 
 
 
 
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Ethan Perkins
Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, & Track Coach
Football is my favorite sport. This is my Fifth year coaching. I enjoy spending time with my son, fishing, and watching football . I joined the coaching profession because I was motivated by the coaches that contributed in molding me into the person that I am now. The opportunity to build a  relationship and have a life long effect on a child's life is second to none. I also want to make it my mission to see that a child that is playing sports never regrets the time spent playing and striving to achieve a goal.
 
 
                                                                                                                              
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Michael Randle
Football, Basketball, & Track Coach
Track is my favorite sport. I have coached at San Augustine for 5 years now. I believe coaching gives you the best opportunity to be a major impact on the youth today. A great coach will have a lasting impression on the minds of young men and women that they come in contact with. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.  
 
 
                            
Nathan Atherton
Football & Baseball
Baseball and Football are my two favorite sports. This is my 3rd year at San Augustine. I got into coaching because of the passion I have for the game and I wanted to share that passion with young athletes. I also had coaches that inspired me and pushed me to be excellent, so I strive to do the same with today's athletes. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, hunt, fish and watch/play sports.
 
 
 
 
Brooke Mathews
Tennis Coach

This is my 10th year to coach tennis and my first at San Augustine. My first 9 years were spent at Medina Valley HS in Castroville, TX. I played tennis in high school and have enjoyed getting to see the sport from the coach's side. I love being a part of the coaching staff and I'm looking forward to my children growing up around athletics. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.

 

 

Kendall Cotten
Kendall Cotten
Head Basketball Coach, Asst. Football, Asst. Trach Coach
My name is Kendall Cotten and I hail from Milano, Texas. I have been in education for 15 years.  My certification is in physical education and 4-8 composite social studies. I am the Head Girls Basketball Coach, Asst. Football, and Asst. Track Coach. I chose the teaching and coaching profession to make a difference in the lives of young people.  I try to lead by example, care for all individuals, and always create and maintain a positive environment for kids.  I have had a very rewarding experience in this profession. In my career, I have coached football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and track. I love all sports and support all activities so to say, I do not have a favorite.  This will be my 3rd year at San Augustine. I have also coached at Tenaha, Hubbard, Snook, and Dalhart. During my free time, I spend time with my family, ride horses, work mules to a wagon, and watch westerns on TV.